There’s a strange pattern I see on many game forums these days, they’ve basically been replaced by reddit for the most part where it’s just unfunny memes and twitch streamers advertising their wares. Then the official forums of the game is basically hijacked by a small number of prolific posters who attack anyone who criticises the game (and with the current state of most MMOs, the criticism is usually valid), since they have become addicted to forum posting (or forum likes) and need to post, so the content they always post is always:
- low effort
This basically leads to a hostile forum for anyone who wants to voice their criticism. It’s the same over on the World of Tanks forum where it has basically been taken over by 20 dudes who post contraryisms 14 hours a day. I don’t visit here much anymore but it’s just the same 20 or 30 dudes here too that vomit all over every thread when I do visit. At least on the world of tanks forums you can see that the dude you’re replying to has 20,000 forum posts and you can safely ignore him, since that’s probably his only social outlet and his posting is just a reflex.
Anyway, OP is absolutely right and the guys attacking him are probably doing so on reflex, since nobody has yet giving a coherent reply that wasn’t meme-tier. Eve is in sorry shape and has been a good few years, its reputation outside of here is abysmal and is probably kept on life-support these days by dudes in nullsec with 5-10 accounts + the revolving door of noobs in high sec joining and leaving just as fast.
CCP won’t change anything anytime soon though unless a sudden loss of money or players forces them to, I can tell you as a 2006 player they are extremely slow to react and when they do it’s usually half-hearted (their f2p model was woefully outdated as soon as it was released, they should have gone with their 2nd iteration of f2p initially, they’ll always react super-conservatively).
I can tell you as a person that’s played this game for 11+ years and predicted a lot of the changes that were made (sometimes years in advance) they will eventually fix high sec in some band-aid way like increasing war dec costs or limiting the dec amount to 8, but it’ll be too little too late, after that they’ll go full f2p to try and get numbers up and after that they’ll probably introduce p2w ships you can buy 5-run BPCs of for a fiver or tenner at a time. But in the end, eve will probably die between 2022 and 2024. Bookmark this post as it will all be true.